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A Gentleman called Mr. Hill "Mrs. Parbery's father


Artist: Thomas Forster

6.4 cm (2 1/2")
Signed on the obverse and indistinctly Dated 17 ?
plumbago on vellum, set in the original turned wood frame

Plumbago drawings are graphite drawings from the 17th and 18th centuries. There was a group of artists whose work in plumbago is remarkable for their portraits drawn with finely pointed pieces of graphite and on vellum. Initially these works were often prepared as the basis of an engraving. As time went by they would be produced as works in their own right.

Forster was one of the major draughtsmen in this form of portraiture, on vellum and paper
6.4 cm (2 1/2")
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Year                 Late 17th Century
Medium                 painted on vellum
Signed                 Signed on the obverse and indistinctly Dated
Literature                 The Comerford Collection: Portrait Miniatures (Dublin, privately published, 2009), pp 7, 23 (#55) 67 (sitter #17)
Exhibition                 Comerford Collection at the Irish Architectural Archives in Dublin, in 2009.
Condition                 Traces of old white mould in the background.
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